As part of the CA$21.3 million investment from the British Columbia () provincial government, the Snaw-Naw-As has been awarded CA$242,496 for shovel-ready destination development projects.
According to a press release issued on February 4 by Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker, the new support from the provincial government for tourism projects in Nanoose Bay will attract visitors, boost local economy, and assist communities to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
“Tourism is a key part of our local economy, and that’s why we are investing in projects that will make our region even more open to visitors,” Walker said.
“This funding for facility upgrades at Snaw-Naw-Aswill help the Snaw-Naw-As Nation prepare to welcome more tourists next summer to explore this beautiful part of the Island.”
The destination development fund is used to support implementation-ready tourism infrastructure and amenities that aid in the development and sustainability of tourism through creating jobs and constructing infrastructure that attracts visitors tocommunities both in the near and long term.
Projects were chosen because of the tourism benefits they have shown toresidents and communities and the creation of new jobs, some of which could provide work for young people, apprentices, new Canadians, women, and .